Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
If there’s one place that positive change is alive and well, it’s the San Francisco Bay Area. In the spirit of putting transformation and purpose to work, we welcome you to our Conscious Capitalism community.
We exist to elevate humanity by bringing conscious business practices to the Bay Area. Our goal is to build a community of conscious companies that will light the way for the rest of the world to see that being a conscious business is not just a nice thing to do, but a serious competitive advantage. This goal is embedded in everything we do - creating community, holding events, sharing inspiration, and providing education and training for how to actually do the work of becoming a conscious company.
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Johanna Lyman is the founder and CEO of NextGen Orgs, a company devoted to making all organizations great places to work. She is a dynamic, energetic, Leadership and Business Development Coach, and Six Sigma Lean Professional (Green Belt) with impressive experience in implementing organization wide change strategies for both Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs. She is adept in combining coaching, training, and project leadership skills to help clients build dynamic, sustainable revenue growth while creating deep meaning with their work.
Johanna has an “impossible mission” to see world peace before she dies. She believes what Gandhi first said: to have peace in the world, we must first have peace in our hearts. And she knows from the first hand experience that led her to this work that we can’t have peace in our hearts if we’re miserable at work. In her spare time, Johanna is an avid hiker and paddler, a poet with a penchant for slam, wife to the best husband on the planet, and mom to a remarkable young woman who’s currently finding her way through the jungle of college.
North Bay Chair
“I am a financial services professional who believes that people genuinely want to take charge of their financial destinies without compromising their values. Our desire is to help our clients be more present in their interactions by removing the fears and worries about their financial futures through planning with intention & purpose. As individuals, we can serve a greater good by aligning our values around family, community, philanthropy, and society with our goals for accumulation & asset protection. This connects us to a higher purpose and brings heart to an often self-centered process.
I am honored to serve on the board of Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter as the North Bay Chair. My belief is that, due to its great power and influence, business has a great responsibility to be a catalyst for positive change in the world; to lead the shift away from purely profit-centered behavior, to a conscious stakeholder orientation that fosters a workplace culture in which everyone is granted the opportunity to thrive, self actualize, and find higher purpose. This approach leads to greater innovation which naturally achieves long term profit growth & sustainability while bringing humanity back to center stage.”
Robert MacPhee is the creator of the Excellent Decisions leadership approach He works with individuals and organizations to help them improve any area of their life or business by making decisions based on vision and values rather than external stress and pressure.Robert is the author of the book and partner journal “Manifesting for Non-Gurus, How to Quickly and Easily Attract Lasting Results”. He is the former Director of Training for Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book series and author of the book The Success Principles. He is a Founding Member and former Executive Director of the Transformational Leadership Council and a co-founder of the Southern California Association of Transformational Leaders.
Robert is a knowledgeable, fun and engaging speaker. He is an expert in experiential learning, peak performance and leadership. He has spoken at colleges and universities, industry trade shows, government conferences and individual company events and trainings. His clients include Qualcomm, Google, Cibus, Coldwell Banker, Denny’s, Jack in the Box, Dartmouth College, UCSD, UC Irvine, Gen-Probe, Keller Williams, Tandem Diabetes, Genoptix, and more.
Advisory Board Chair
I am a co-founder of WonderWorks Consulting. I believe the majority of businesses want to serve both profit and purpose, but they don’t know how. Through Conscious Capitalism educational programs, the CCBA Chapter will help support our Bay Area businesses to thrive and build great work cultures.
Kaylee Spinhirn, Outsourced Virtual CFO & Money Coach. A CFO (Chief Financial Officer) works side by side with Entrepreneurs as a part of their team working on business tasks such as; budgeting, planning, management of financial operations, and strategic planning for growth. As a money coach she helps Entrepreneurs shift into taking a larger and more confident role in their personal money management.
Kaylee is a strategic thinker who helps business owners make the most profitable decisions for long term success, her and her team not only sets up your company to be GAAP compliant but they also have a broad knowledge of all accounting, financial, and business principals.
As a Yogi and Digital Nomad Kaylee has a unique blend of "energy meets numbers" approach to reaching and exceeding our clients goals.
Over the past twenty years, Amit Raikar has trained and coached high-performers and leaders, led and managed teams, and developed a rich background in leadership development, communication, and behavior change. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Tiny Habits © certified coach. Clients have included the following organizations or managers within: Ben and Jerry’s, Stanford Health Care, Tipping Point Community, Homeless Prenatal Program, WeWork, Galvanize, 10Power, and more.
South Bay Chair
Jennifer Britton, Special Advisor with the Public Sector consulting firm Management Partners, has served in six City Manager’s offices in her career including the cities of Shaker Heights, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio as well as in the Bay Area cities of Belmont, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. Steeped in performance measurement, human services management, intergovernmental relations and HR, Jennifer also served in several leadership capacities in professional associations including President of the Municipal Management Assistants of Northern California (MMANC).
Adding to her public-sector experience, Jennifer has also spent the last 11 years as a leadership and executive coach and consultant to clients in the private and non-profit sectors including a period serving as Executive Director for a start-up non-profit educational institute in San Francisco where she assisted with early-round development in initiatives, curriculum development and strategic planning.
Jennifer is a certified, professional coach and has taken advanced-level leadership training coursework from three different entities including the Coaches Training Institute, the Conscious Leadership training program and Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) program.
On the lighter side, Jennifer has two children in their early twenties and spends time volunteering in spiritual communities, schools and is in the process of writing her first non-fiction book.
Marketing Co-Chair (Strategy)
Brigette Iarrusso, International Speaker, Coach and Leadership Trainer.
Brigette is on fire about connecting and accelerating entrepreneurial leaders and change agents that are driven by more than just profit. She helps them to elevate their mindset, their strategy, and their leadership so that they can earn an abundant living while making a positive impact on people and planet.
She is particularly committed to helping coaches, consultants and service business leaders to attract more values-aligned clients and sell more with integrity and real social impact.
She helps businesses that are growing to create equitable and inclusive teams and a culture where diverse people can thrive and contribute their full value.
She has taught Entrepreneurial Leadership and designed business programs at UC Berkeley for over 8 years and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world through her in-person and online training and speaking events.
Cheryl is the founder of Leading with Consciousness, certified coach, licensed psychotherapist, author and app-preneur.
Her life has included many adventures in consciousness studies, multi-national businesses, non-profit work and mental health work.
This has included in-house speaking, customer service consulting, leadership development, sexual harassment consulting and culture shifting, LGBTQ+ education, HIV prevention work, couples/relationship therapy, ADHD coaching and psychotherapy.
She is committed to contributing to the exciting movement and looks forward to witnessing the many ways conscious capitalism transforms and grows in the 21st century.
Advisory Board Chair
For 30+ years Tom has been working in the retail industry gaining proficiency in Operations, Management, Customer Experience, Product Supply, Talent Development, and Change Management. His career spans 4 decades in Department Stores and Grocery. Working in Leadership and Executive Development, he has led teams and organizations through mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, natural disasters, economic collapses, and recovery.
Achieving All Star status in two Fortune 100 companies, Tom continues to champion for Conscious Capitalism and Talent Development. As Diversity and Inclusion champion he attended both historically black and white universities in the US South. He serves internally as a D&I Consultant and Business Leader. Additionally, he advocates for minority groups and family recovery organizations in his local and global communities.
His academic background includes Liberal Arts and Organization Development degrees with a focus on Education. A certified Barrett CTT tools Consultant and Values Based Leadership Coach, he is currently exploring and studying integral development and recovery, supporting his ongoing goal towards servant leadership in our interdependent global communities.
Currently Tom is Learning and Development Coordinator at Whole Foods Market. There he designs, develops, and implements Conscious Leadership and Talent Development Programs based on the 4 Tenets of Conscious Capitalism and Values Based Leadership.
Mmapeu “Woman Who Carries Ideas” Management Consulting
Dr. Johnson is CEO and Founder of Mmapeu Management Consulting, a national consulting firm committed to aligning mission, vision and values for social enterprises, philanthropic institutions, the social sector, triple bottom-line businesses, B Corps and tech companies. She is particularly interested in and committed to creating dynamic, sustainable and equitable models of market and community benefits. Since 1992, Dr. Johnson has consulted, facilitated and trained on strategic development; cultural capacity, diversity, inclusion and equity; organizational development, institutional capacity building, leadership development, collaboration and community engagement, program design, program evaluation and leadership development for almost 10,000 organizations and individuals.
Diane received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies (sociology, organizational behavior, management and non-profit studies) from Tufts University. Her dissertation focused on cross-sectoral leadership and collaboration between the business, government, social and community sectors. Dr. Johnson is also an ordained minister in the progressive Christian denomination of the United Church of Christ, focusing on the intersection of spirituality, social change and equity. She received her Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
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